Magnolia School District New Teachers

The Magnolia School District welcomed thirty-six new licensed personnel to the District at its annual new teacher orientation training on July 22. The staff of Walker Pre-Kindergarten Center welcomes new pre-kindergarten teacher, Cynthia Cater, to their campus. New licensed personnel to the East Side Elementary School will be Connie Browning,

A Few Openings for Welding Classes

The Welding Academy of South Arkansas still has a few spots open for students. Classes begin August 21st in the Harvey Couch Business Park. For information, or to enroll, contact Wendy McWilliams at the Academy as soon as possible. Call 870-234-7234 or 870-390-0353. Information on the academy is available at:

Lake Columbia in Bassmaster Top 100

Bassmaster magazine has released their annual report of the 100 Best Bass Lakes, and our own Lake Columbia is counted among the top 100. Lake Columbia is ranked 21st in the Central Region. The magazine says “You’ll find great fishing in this small lake near Magnolia, Ark. Biologists report 10% of the bass they shocked up were longer

PurpleHull Pea Festival Treasure Found

Mallory Waller found the Purplehull Pea Festival Treasure sponsored by Peoples Bank. It was hidden at the bottom of the Pine Hill Church sign at Columbia Road 9 and Hwy 98. Mallory wins $250. The Purplehull Pea Festival is Friday and Saturday in Emerson. For information about the festival, go to

Sparks in the Park – July 3rd in Magnolia

Magnolia’s annual 4th of July celebration will again be celebrated on Independence Day eve. Sparks in the Park is Wednesday night, July 3rd at East Side Park in Magnolia. The Tuesday Knights will perform on stage around 7:00 p.m. There will be food vendors, free hot dogs and water, and fireworks at dark. Again, it’s Wednesday night, July 3rd

Cool Off & Be Safe

Here are a couple safety tips from Magnolia Radio: 1. Peace Hall at First United Methodist Church is open for relief from the heat, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday. Use the Madison Street entrance (the Stew Pot entrance.) 2. Also, you are reminded to never run a generator inside a house or garage, or in any enclosed space. Even with the

Pedals for Compassion Saturday, June 22

Compassion’s Foundation, the local domestic violence shelter, is hosting a benefit bicycle ride on Saturday, June 22nd. There will be four different-length routes to choose from: 100k, 35 mile, 15 mile, or 5 mile fun ride. Also a corral start, starting with the 100k riders first! All proceeds go to support the domestic violence shelter in

Blood Shortage in Our Area

Texarkana, TX — LifeShare Blood Center, with the support of several of its hospital partners, is issuing an emergency appeal. Patient care is being severely threatened by the inadequate blood supply that the region has been experiencing for several weeks. “Unfortunately, for many people, it is a problem you don’t realize exists unless you

McDonald’s Coming Down

Magnolia’s McDonald’s being demolished, starting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 29th. Friday was the last day open in the building built in 1982. The contents of the restaurant were removed over the weekend. I’m told that many of the interior furnishings were purchased by CCAPS. McDonald’s will rebuild in the same location,